Probes into McClendon's death could take months

Posted at 1:46 PM, Mar 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-03 14:46:53-05

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- State officials say investigations into the death of energy magnate Aubrey McClendon in a fiery single-car crash in Oklahoma City could take months to complete.

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Oklahoma City Police Sgt. Ashley Peters says a probe of Wednesday's accident likely will take up to two weeks, while the state medical examiner's office says an autopsy investigation could take as long as three months.

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Police say McClendon's Chevrolet Tahoe slammed into a concrete embankment and burst into flames, killing the 56-year-old energy company CEO.

Several passing motorists called 911 shortly after 9 a.m. Wednesday to report a vehicle on fire at an underpass beneath Interstate 44 in northeast Oklahoma City.

McClendon had been indicted just hours earlier by a federal grand jury on charges of gas-lease bid rigging.

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